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Vol. XII, No. 2 Stetson High School, Randolph, Mass. Feb. 1925
SINGLE COPIES TWENTY CENTS
Editor-in-Chief Dorothy Brennan
Assistant Editor . . .George Bossi
Randolf Philbrook, Ruth Powers
Jokes Rose Sullivan
Exchanges Ellen Peterson
Alumni Mary Nugent
Athletics Joseph Campbell
Editorial Annie Bates
Literary Mary Sullivan
Faculty Advisors Miss Shaw
The Class of 1925 presents this
issue of the Oracle in connection
with its class play "And Home
Came Ted." Rehearsals began be-
fore Christmas, and the play ought
to be in good shape by January 30.
The play is fully up to the stand-
ard of former years, and we hope
to put out the "standing room"
sign. We feel that a class play
ought not to be taken too serious-
ly. If the action of the play is
mainly humorous, so much the bet-
ter. We do not aspire to Shakes-
peare. Mrs. Gove deserves a whole
lot of credit for her splendid coach-
Greetings From the Class of 1925
This year's graduating class has
not been faced with the most favor-
able circumstances during the
present year, owing to the enforced
stay in the Town Hall. Yet it is
said that true greatness thrives on
adversity. Just how we are thriv-
ing will not be proved until June,
but all signs point to the conclusion
that we will graduate the largest
class in the history of the school.
It has been the practice for each
year's Senior Class to present a
play in order to raise money to
defray the graduating expenses.
During the drive for the Athletic
Fund, our class treasury has been
rather neglected, so it is impera-
tive, really, for us to make our
play a success.
But it is not for financial rea-
sons alone that the performance
is staged. It has become an insti-
tution in the town. Each year the
Hall is filled practically to capa-
city, and sometimes people are
turned away at the doors. So the
Class of 1925 wish to thank all
their friends who were so generous
in contributions to the Athletic
Fund, those who advertised in the
Oracle, and all those who are so
kind as to attend our presentation
tonight. We sincerely hope that
everyone will enjoy the play, and
we most certainly appreciate the
interest that our friends have
President of the Senior Class.
THE STETSON ORACLE
A Laboratory Love Song
Oh, come where the Cyanides si-
And the Carburets droop on the
Where the rays of Potassium glow
on the hill
And the song of the Silicate never
Come, oh come,
Tumti, turn, turn,
Peroxide of Soda and Uranium.
When Alcohol's a liquid at thirty
And no chemical change can affect
When Alkalies flourish, and Acids
My heart shall be constant, sweet
Science, to thee!
Yes, to thee,
Mn, 0, P,
Zinc, Borax, and Bismuth and
HO + C.
George Bossi, '25.
Tune "Lord Jeffrey Amherst"
Old Stetson High was founded by
the Major true and bold,
Cheer for Stetson, yes Stetson
For he surely was a mighty man
in those brave days of old,
And he never stopped to fear or
No we never stop to fear or sigh,
'T was in the war of eighteen
twelve he fought with all his
To drive his foes right off the
■Afa&&m4b& ve -all his- foes 'right
Now when he built old Stetson Hall
he did the thing just right,
And he founded Stetson High
for you and me.
Oh Stetson, Fair Stetson,
There is fame in thy name for-
We wll rally for Stetson,
And we'll sing her praises o'er
When the Flag Goes By
When the Flag is passing by,
When we see its colors fly,
Every stripe and every star
Sends a message near and far
As the Flag is passing by.
Proudly borne by Boys in Blue,
And in France by Yankees true,
Not a stain has ever marred
That old Flag all battle-scarred,
With its red and white and blue.
'Twas the Flag of Washington,
And it tells of victories won
By the heroes one and all
Who have answered Freedom's call,
When Old Glory beckoned on.
That old Flag must still advance
And we pledge allegiance
To the Flag and to the land
Where fair Freedom's altars stand
Guarded by our vigilance.
THE STETSON ORACLE
The most startling discovery in
relation to food and nutrition
made in modern times relates to
certain subtle substances to which
the name "vitamines" has been
given. These substances are
found in foods in such minute
quantities that they have so tar
escaped chemical analysis, but
their properties have been deter-
mined accurately by various ex-
periments and observations, and
knowledge concerning them has
come to hold a very important
place in the science of nutrition.
Vitamines are absolutely e3sen-
tial to health and life. Three dif-
ferent vitamines are known — fat
solulile A, water-solulile B, and
water-solulile C. If any one of
them is lacking, or is deficient in
the food, the body languishes and
is subject to various nutritional
Vitamine A . promotes the
growth of young children and in
its absence rickets often appear.
This vitamine is found in butter,
cream, egg yolk, and cod liver
oil. It is also found in great
abundance in greens of all sorts.
The lack of vitamine A will in-
crease the susceptibility to infec-
Vitamine B is found in wheat,
bran, yeast, and yeast extracts.
When this vitamine is absent neu-
ritis and the nutritional disease
known as beri-beri appear.
Vitamine C is found in fresh
fruit and vegeables. This vita-
mine is often destroyed by cook-
ing and the importance of using
some fresh uncooked foods daily
is readily seen. The lack of this
vitamine often results in the dis-
ease known as scurvy.
If food in sufficient amounts
and variety is taken regularly
such special preparations as yeast
cakes will not be necessary for
Dorothy B. Conway.
Human Interest in Art
It is in Gothic Art especially
that we find the artistic imagina-
tion at work, carving the story of
the lives of the people into the
huge piles of masonry. All over
Europe we find Gothic Cathedrals,
delicate almost to the degree of
perfection in France, but equally
beautiful in England. Each town
competed with those neighboring,
to have the most beautiful church.
In this manner the best efforts
were employed to the great
advancement of Art. Always the
cathedral is the center of interest,
rising above all other buildings.
Into the walk of the cathedral it-
self we found the tiny homes of
the poor built, as if for protection.
So life too centered about it. In
the decoration we find intimate
daily life expressed, a doctor band-
aging a cut hand, a baker mixing
bread, and other characters from
various walks of life. Today in
our country, modern architects
are going back to these Gothic
times for inspiration, and are try-
ing to reproduce in our modern
churches, the same human interest.
THE STETSON ORACLE
Why Bossi is such a woman-
hater? How about it Barbara ?
Why Joe Campbell does all the
shadow boxing on Roel Street
If Sonny Dolan ever forgets his
Why Rose takes auto numbers?
What stonewalls around the cem-
etery would say if they talked?
Don't get scared Brownie, they
Why Dockendorff's hair is curly
some days ?
Where John Clark learned to
What you think of our scorekeep-
er? James Mc.
Why Charlie Swain never teases?
Why Mary likes Studebakers?
If Goody lives up to his name?
How it would seem if Daly wasn't
Why Em. likes store clerks?
Why Billy Almond is such a
Why Lunt is such a heartbreak-
How you like our president?
l Our Assembly Room"
Although we have no ideal class
rooms this year, we have> an ex-
cellent assembly room and have
taken advantage of it, especially
on Friday noons. We have had
moving pictures fom the Yale Uni-
versity Historical series.
The first one, "Montcalm and
Wolfe," the story of the struggle
between the French and English
for Canada. Another one of the
series was "The Settlement of
Jamestown," the story of John
Smith and Pocohontas. The last
one of the series which we enjoyed
the most was "The Winning of the
West," which is considered to be
the best one of the historical pic-
At these shows the pupils of the
Junior High School were our
guests. We are very grateful to
Mr. McMahon and Mr. Brady for
their cooperation in these pictures.
Friday December 19, we had the
pleasure of listening to Christmas
stories by Mrs. Cronin from the
Boston Public Library.
Late in October we were enter-
tained by Mr. Simpson from the
State Department of Education,
who gave an interesting talk on the
difference between practical and
cultural subjects and how they
were balanced in a school curricu-
On January 9 Mr. Corey from
Burdett College gave an interest-
ing and instructive talk on "Mem-
ory" which we all enjoyed very
January 16, the Wells Instru-
mental Four from Brockton enter-
tained us at our noon assembly.
We look forward to these Friday
assemblies with pleasure.
Emm aline McGerrigle.
Trouble never dodges anyone
who is looking for it.
The coldest place in town is the
cemetery. Thousands below.
Notice— Santa Claus was mur-
dered Christmas Day !
To the Freshies — Never run in
case of fire. Green things never
THE STETSON ORACLE
WORKING OUT A CROSS-
Mr. Deane — A man who craves
Mrs. Deane — A carefree wife.
The Burglar — Proves to be a
Officer Kelly — A cop of the
Synopsis — After spending the
evening on a cross-word puzzle
the Deanes retire, leaving the re-
mainder of the puzzle to be
solved on the morrow.
Act I. Scene I. : Bedroom of the
Deanes. Mrs. Deane suddenly
awakening — "John, John, wake
up, there's a man down stairs.
John ! a burglar, wake up."
John answering drowsily —
"What is the matter, dear?"
Mrs. Deane — "There's a man
John — "Have no fear, dear, I
have my automatic," and John
Scene II. The living room of
the Deanes. A man seated at the
table, head bent low, thinking
hard. Enter Mr. Deane, gun in
Mr. Deane (in a loud voice) —
"Hands up! Say stranger, what
do you mean breaking into my
house this time of the night?"
Burglar — "Say, old man, what
is an old Danish king of four let-
ters, this 34 vertical sure is a
John (dumbfounded) — "That
same one stuck me, too.' Draw-
ing a chair over 10 the table he
sets to thinking.
Mrs. Deane, thinking John had
been overcome by the burglar
comes into the room, and on see-
ing John sitting with the burglar,
she is dumbfounded.
Mrs. Deane, recovering — "John
what do you mean by staying
down here so long, when you
should be in bed?'
John (taking no notice of her
remark) — "Alice dear, what is an
elongated snakelike fish of three
Mrs. Deane utters a cry of de-
spair, goes to the window and
succeeds in calling the attention
of an officer on beat.
Enter Officer Kelly (billy in
hand) — "Which man is your hus-
band ma'am? "
Mr. Deane and the forlorn
tramp both dancing and crying
with joy — "I got 34 vertical and
I got 14 horizontal."
Quieting down, the tramp says
— "But we have a lot to get yet."
Dr. Deane and the burglar sit
down again at the table and be-
gin to concentrate.
Officer Kelly looks at Mrs.
Deane, Mrs. Deane looks at the
officer, and the cop throws up his
hands and starts to walk out.
The tramp — "I say, officer,
what is a word for a Chinese lot-
tery game of three letters ending
The cop stops, thinks hard and
shakes his head.
The telephone rings, Mrs.
Deane answers. "Mr. Kelly?
Yes, he is right here; just a min-
After a few words on the
phone, Officer Kelly hangs up and
says: "It was only the chief; he
is working on a puzzle and he is
stuck on a word of three letters
meaning meadow. He says I'm
off duty for the rest of the night
as Officer McGowan is on duty
now. If you would consent (to
Mrs. Deane) I would be only too
glad to help on the cross-word
Mrs. Deane — "Bring over a
chair and make yourself at
Officer, Mr. and Mrs. Deane
seated at the table, all talking
aloud at the same time.
Curtain. Louis Baxter, 1926.
THE STETSON ORACLE
The Class of 1925 elected officers
in September, with the following
appointments: President, Francis
Leahy; Vice-President, Rose Sulli-
van; Secretary, Robert Minot;
Treasurer, Joseph Donovan.
Mary Evans was appointed
Treasurer of the Penny Collection
Creditable work has been done by
Miss Rose Sullivan and Miss Dor-
othy Brennan, who have charge of
our school lunch. They have de-
voted their recesses tor the past
two terms to preparing and selling
the lunch. Considering the present
conditions the Lunch Fund has
progressed. The present sum is
The Football Boys tendered the
Hockey Girls a reception Hallow-
We are fortunate in having the
boys of the school orchestra in our
class. They have played for us
several times and are unusually
The Senior Class are taking
Shorthand Dictation speed at the
rate of 85 words a minute. In
September the speed was 70 and
in June we expect it to be 100
words per minute on new material.
This year, owing to the fire of June
19, we have 19 new typewriters;
10 Underwoods and 9 Remingtons.
The regular Underwood and Rem-
ington Monthly Awards tests have
already been given. Several of
the Seniors have been successful
so soon. It is the aim of the Senior
Typewriting Class and the Sten-
ography teacher to be the first
100% Typewriting Class, by all
the members receiving either a
Typewriting Certificate or a Med-
The Class of 1926 elected its
officers in September with the fol-
lowing results: President, Louis
Baxter; Vice President, Dorothy
Gavin, Secretary, Walter Duffy;
Treasurer, Elizabeth Riley.
The class is well represented in
athletics, both in field hockey and
The Juniors want to know:
Why Dot Gavin likes skating?
Why Martha Foley wants to be
called Lee? What's his last name
Why Duffy stays uptown
nights? (Magnetic attractions?)
How we're going to tender the
Seniors a reception? No money!
Who Elizabeth is interested in?
Why Barbara doesn't wear
gloves any more? Ask George,
Why Louie likes to coast on No.
Street? Do you know, Dot?
What Mary Connors thinks of
Lunt — "I can't get any speed
out of that auto you sold me; you
told me you had been arrested five
times in it."
Brown — "So I was, for obstruct-
ing the traffic."
Miss Knight, after explaining
geometry problem — "Are there
Boothby — "Yes, how do you do
THE STETSON ORACLE
In the contest conducted by the
Norfolk Lumber Co. of Stoughton
for the best set of plans submitted
by a pupil in the Stetson High
School, George Bossi of the Senior
Class was awarded the prize, $20
This fall the Randolph & Hol-
brook Electric Light and Power
Co. conducted a contest relative to
the proper lighting of our homes.
In this contest Robert Minot of
the Senior Class was awarded a
bicycle. Helen Sims of the Sopho-
more Class, a pair of shoe skates;
Edna Benvie of the Freshman
Class, a fountain pen.
In September our school faculty
was increased to ten regular teach-
ers. The new teachers, we are
pleased to state, are Miss Knight
and Miss King.
We boast the largest school ban-
ner in the State, 40 feet long, bear-
ing the inscription ''Stetson High
Afternoon sessions have been
very popular this year. Why?
The Hudson River picture, given
by the Class of 1903, has been re-
placed by a beautiful picture of
the Capitol at Washington. The
picture is eighty inches long and
of the same size as the original.
We have brought only two sec-
ondary clocks to Stetson Hall from
the school. These are controlled
by our master clock in room H.
Stetson Hall has been heated to
Stetson High School sent a tele-
gram of sympathy to Principal
Boyden of the Bridgewater Nor-
mal- School upon hearing of the
Five graduates of 1924 are at
Bridgewater Normal School.
They are; the Misses Laura Rent,
Lillian Forrest, Katharine Dolan ;
Mr. Frank Dillon, and Albert Mur-
Cyril Powderly, 1924, is going to
Barbara Belcher, 1924, is em-
ployed in the Randolph Trust Com-
Alice Dorey, 1924, is a stenog-
rapher in the office of the Strout
Leslie Bailey, 1924, is working
for the Shawmut Bank, Boston.
Martin Young, 1913, is in com-
plete charge of the E. C. Young
Portable Building Company.
Russell Williard, 1908, former
Dartmouth Varsity pitcher,
stopped here for a few days re-
Miss Katherine Hill is an Eng-
lish teacher in the Bridgewater
The photo of the Class of 1910,
destroyed by the fire, has been re-
placed by Mrs. Frank Teed.
Miss Amy Campbell, 1922, is
a teacher at the Whitman High
The Class of 1924 gave a dance
for the benefit of the School's Ath-
Rohlfs — "Are all teachers book-
Neary — "No, Geometry teachers
Rohlfs — "How is that?"
Neary — "They are angle
* * *
Miss Shaw — "Name a collective
McLaughlin — "Vacuum clean-
12 THE STETSON ORACLE
" And Home Came Ted "
Class of 1925— Stetson High
STETSON HALL, RANDOLPH
Friday Evening, January 30, 1925
(In the order of their appearance.)
SKEET KELLY, the Clerk .... Joseph P. Campbell
DIANA GARWOOD, the Heiress . . . Dorothy E. Brennan
MISS LOGANBERRY, the Spinster . . Rose E. Sullivan
IRA STONE, the Villain Leopold A. Kangiser
AUNT JUBILEE, the Cook George J. Daly
MR. MAN, the Mystery ..... William J. Almond
JIM RYKER, the Lawyer ..... Edward J. Dolan
MOLLIE MACKLIN, the Housekeeper . . . Annie E. Bates
HENRIETTA DARBY, the Widow . . . Mary E. Sullivan
TED, the Groom • George P. Bossi
ELSIE, the Bride . Laura M. Hill
SENATOR M'CORKLE, the Father . . . Francis J. Leahy
Scene: The office and reception room of the Rip Van Winkle Inn in
the Catskill Mountains.
Act I. An afternoon in April. What happened to Ted?
Act II. The same night. Who was the burglar?
Act III. The next morning. Who was Mr. Man?
Under the direction of Mrs. Minnie L. Gove.
Kennedy's Orchestra Dancing till 1 o'clock
All seats reserved, 50 cents
THE STETSON ORACLE 13
A Few Facts About the Cast
Joseph Campbell shows some clever acting in the part of Skeet,
the Boy from the East Side of New York. Watch for Skeet in the dress
Dorothy Brennan, the heiress of the play, has a chance to display
some clothes, and hauteur too.
Rose Sullivan plays the part of a kittenish old maid, with the ready
humor characteristic of Rose.
Leopold Kangiser, our play villain, had to acquire a villainous man-
ner, such a contrast to his own easy disposition.
George Daly, will be sure to delight the audience with his humor-
ous part. He has a chance to display his ready wit in the form of
William Almond, the courteous, ever-gentlemanly "Mr. Man," has
a wonderful chance to practice his "pet expressions." The poor
misunderstood hero comes to his own at last.
Edward Dolan, who has so recently come to this class, is sure to
make a hit in the part of Jim Ryker. He has the assurance that brings
Annie Bates, the victim of an unfortunate love affair, certainly
has a long, hard part to learn. She mastered it in a very creditable
Mary Sullivan, "The Honolulu Widow," sings sweetly to all the
"eligibles" in sight. Here's hoping she doesn't acquire the habit!
George Bossi doesn't find the course of married life very smooth,
and we hope that there's truth in the saying, "True love never runs
Laura Hill, the "Sob Sister" of our play, has sobbed faithfully for
three nights a week for seven weeks. She does it to perfection now.
Francis Leahy, the irate father, discloses the identity of the real
Ted, after a brief struggle over his daughter's matrimonial tangle.
Dorothy Brennan, '25.
A Resume of the Play Catskill Mountains and the plot
"And Home Came Ted" is a deals with a struggle for suprem-
sprightly comedy of mystery in ac ^ m a furniture company be-
which there is an abundance of tween Ted, the rightful heir, and
fun without any impropriety or one Ira Stone, an unscrupulous
offense. The story is thrilling and adventurer, who is trying to gain
the interest of the audience is held con trol of the business. G. B. '25
from beginning to end by a series
of dramatic situations rising from
one climax to another until the Miss Conwav— "When do the
fa?t^t n ° Uement ^ the d ° Se ° f the leaves begin t0 turn? "
The action of the comedy occurs Class in unison — "The night be-
at the Rip Van Winkle Inn in the fore exams."
THE STETSON ORACLE
By Joseph Campbell
Many of the promising players
for the team next spring are those
who played in the fall season
games. The prospective pitchers
are : Cy. Baxter, Walter Duffy,
and Ed. Dolan, who will do the
pitching, with Joe Campbell do-
ing the catching.
All the equipment was de-
stroyed by the fire. A few suits
and complete equipment for the
catcher were bought this fall.
This fall we took on a new op-
ponent, Sharon High School, and
defeated them in two games by
large scores. We also defeated
Avon and West Bridgewater this
We are fortunate to have such
men as Mr. Chapin, Mr. Powder-
ly and Mr. Leavitt, in coaching
our baseball team. They have
given us inside dope of the game.
Mr. Chapin, formerly of Dart-
mouth, was a first class athlete in
his college days. Mr. Powderly
is a graduate of Holy Cross Col-
lege and a great worker for the
ball team and the school. Mr.
Leavitt is a graduate of Dart-
mouth College, and took part in
class athletics. Mr. Leavitt is in
full charge of the second team.
When it comes to keeping account
of the batting and fielding aver-
ages it is hard to beat our official
scorer, James McLaughlin.
The Girls' Hockey Team flour-
ished during the Fall. They have
many capable players. The girls
hope to win in the future.
The Girls' Basketball Team
practiced Friday, Jan. 8th in the
Y. W. C. A. The team looks very
promising. We hope they suc-
It looks doubtful for the boys'
basketball team. We are willing
to lend a few good players for a
boys' basketball team, to any
school who will lend us a gym.
We have the material but no place
to play. All dressed up and no
place to go.
Basketball is a good game for
the Dentists; Francis knows.
We have the best recess
grounds in New England — the
road and the neighbors ' yards.
In the Fall the Juniors and Sen-
iors played a few games of foot-
ball. The greater part of the
games were won by the Seniors.
The first-try out was won by the
Seniors having a score of 30 to
18. In this game Almond and
Baxter with Goody excelled in
pass work. Almond led in scor-
ing with three touchdowns to his
credit. Baxter got the touch-
downs for the Juniors.
A week later v/e had another
game which the Seniors won with
a victory of 36 to 9. Our time-
keeper, James McLaughlin, was
always on his toes.
THE STETSON ORACLE
The Radiator. Somerville High
School, Somerville, Mass.
We like your magazine and think
that the stories and poems are
The Echo. Canton High School,
Your paper is interesting. You
seem to be fine on athletics.
The Imp. Brighton High School,
Your poetry is good, We like
your Novembel* cover design very
The Argus. Crosby High
School, Waterbury, Conn.
Your paper is liked very much.
Where is your exchange depart-
The Pengry Record. Pengry
School, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Would not a few jokes and an
exchange department improve your
Cohurn Clarion. Coburn Classi-
cal Institute, Waterville, Mass.
We find your paper very good
reading. We especially like your
cuts and cover design.
We also wish to espress our
thanks for the following ex-
The Waxa Beacon. Waxahachie
High School, Waxahachie, Texas.
The Newtonite. Newton High
School, Newtonville, Mass.
The Spectator. Federalsburg
High School, Federalsburg, Mary-
The Broadcast. Everett Senior
High School, Everett, Mass.
The Beacon. Newport News
High School, Newport News, Va.
The Echo. Winthrop High
School, Winthrop, Mass.
The Early Trainer. Essex
County Training School, Lawrence,
The Oracle. Bangor High
School, Bangor, Maine.
One of the best.
The Mentor. Mass. State Pris-
on, Charlestown, Mass.
Boston University News. Bos-
Ellen Peterson, '25
We are at a great disadvantage
this year because there is no place
where the boys and girls may prac-
tice basketball. It is especially
disappointing to the girls who
would have had a great team if a
hall had been available. No team
can make much progress at any
game without the advantages of
a home floor. Last year both girls
and boys had a good season in bas-
ketball, and in the case of the girls
the outlook was very bright, until
the fire put our building out of
Columbus on reaching the shores
of America was greeted by the
chief of a band of Indians and was
much impressed by the feathers in
his head band.
"Say," drawled he, "will you
please tell me what you wear those
"Sure," replied the Indian chief,
"to keep my 'wig-warm'."
THE STETSON ORACLE
Mr. Powderly — "How do you
address the Secretary of the Na-
Boyle — "Y our Warship, of
* * *
Laura — "If you don't stop look-
ing in that mirror you'll be con-
Eunice — "Don't worry. I don't
think I'm half as pretty as I really
* * *
Miss Giblin — "Do you smoke
Joseph Campbell — "Does a duck
FAVORITE SAYINGS OF OUR
Miss Allen — Pay your Penny Col-
Miss Brennan — Speak now, or
Mr. Chapin — I speak man- fash-
Miss King — Afternoon session.
Miss Knight — What do you think
you've got here?
Miss Shaw — This is scarcely Eng-
Miss Giblin — Stop talking.
Miss Conway — Act like Seniors !
Mr. Powderly — Grow up !
Mr. Leavitt — Come on, now.
In answer to an ad, the following
reply was received: Gentlemen, I
noticed your ad in the paper for
organist and choir leader, either
lady or gentleman, and having
been both for several years, I ask
for the appointment.
The teacher was giving a lesson
"I want you to understand," she
said, "that it is the law of gravity
that keeps us on this earth."
"Please, miss," asked little Nel-
lie, "how did we stick on before
the law was passed?"
"Buy a trunk," said the dealer,
"And what for should I buy a
trunk?" said Pat.
"To put your clothes in," he re-
"And go naked," cried he. Be-
gorra I won't."
Desperate Suitor — "I'll give you
a quarter if you'll get me a lock of
your sister's hair."
Small Brother — "Make it a dol-
lar and I'll get the whole bunch of
it for you. I know where she
THE STETSON ORACLE 17
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE PRINCIPAL OF
THE STETSON HIGH SCHOOL
The fire of June 19, 1924 made it necessary to find temporary
quarters for the school. The selection of Stetson Hall as an emergency
home was probably the best possible solution of the problem ; no other
building offered so many conveniences and so few disadvantages. We
have tried to keep in mind this year that we are passing through a
phase of our school life which will be comparatively brief, and to make
the very best of the situation. Our teachers and pupils alike unite in
the verdict that Stetson Hall has proved to be a very satisfactory build-
ing for our use. It has been a matter of agreeable surprise to us to
find that our school activities can go on without any serious interup-
tion, even though our surroundings have been so unusual. The town
officials have given us a cordial welcome, and our thanks are due to
them for their forbearance and courtesy. The use of the G. A. R. rooms
has been particularly acceptable to our teachers, who wish to assure
the veterans that the consideration shown by Horace G. Niles Post
No. 110 has been a source of constant satisfaction. Stetson Hall was
not, of course, built for a school-house, and after the good things we
have said about our present quarters, it may seem paradoxical to ac-
knowledge that some inconveniences have been experienced. Little,
however, would be gained by mentioning here the instances where we
have been somewhat at a disadvantage by the lack of many things
which are to be expected in a modern high school building. It is
enough to say that everyone is looking on the bright side of the picture,
and that we are anticipating better school accommodations in the com-
Our Senior class numbers 39, the largest in the history of the
school. The registration this year to date has been 217, as compared
with 215 last year. The State Board of Education, during the summer
vacation, refused to approve the school unless the minimum number
of teachers for a school of our size was provided. This minimum
was one teacher for every 25 pupils, or fraction thereof, exclusive of
the principal. Two additional teachers have therefpre been employed
this year, making our total number of regular teachers ten, the least
number which would meet the requirement of the State Board. Many
schools of our size employ more than ten regular teachers. All the
teachers who were with us last year returned in September, and to
this fact may be ascribed much of the smoothness which has charac-
terized our school sessions in Stetson Hall. We have had a remarkably
efficient corps of teachers during the past two years.
Horace Partridge Co.
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Athletic Outfitters of Stetson High School
The name "Wright & Ditson
Insures the Best in Quality and fairness in price.
We have had Stetson High School as customers for
over twenty-five years
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Groceries and Meats
Cor. WEST and MAIN Sts.
Special Prices on all Suits and Overcoats during Jan. and Feb.
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Main Street, Randolph
Mrs. Grace Worden Engle
Residence Studio: Downtown Studio
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THE STETSON ORACLE
(Par Marie Allen)
"Resolvez en Francais"
Quelquechose a boire.
Partie du bras.
Ce qui reste au fond.
Une terminaison de l'imparfait de
Preposition ou pronom.
Un grand oiseau, bon a manger.
La joie d'un enfant.
Une piece d'argent.
Un nom de fille.
Le pluriel d'"un."
Pour que, afin que. (Latin)
Partie du verbe "avoir."
lis font une donation.
Ce qu'on voit au ciel.
Pronom personnel conjoint.
Voyage d'un oiseau.
J'ai le courage.
11 n'est pas mort.
Un plan geographic.
Partie du verbe "etre."
Faire la lecture.
Adverbe de quantite.
Le dieu d'amour. (Grec.)
Pronom personnel disjoint.
Adverbe de quantite.
Question, etat, cause.
La femme du roi.
Abbreviation pour "sans nom."
Pronom personnel conjoint.
THE STETSON ORACLE
HERE'S TO STETSON HIGH
Tune : 'The Gridiron King." — Then Hit the Line for Harvard.
Let's give a cheer for Randolph,
And for dear Stetson High !
For we love our Alma Mater,
We would loud her praises cry!
We must then higher strive,
With a purpose true,
To be worthy standard bearers,
Of our cherished white and blue.
Then here's a cheer for Randolph,
And for dear Stetson High !
May we loyal be forever,
That her banner long may fly!
Schoolmates, let's stand as one,
For the truth and right,
That dear S. H. S. may flourish,
And her honor e'er be bright.
C. H. SAUNDERS
Meats and Provisions
WHERE ECONOMY RULES
WHITE & HILL
Opposite Post Office Randolph, Mass.
E. H. Duffy
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= BARBER =
30 YEARS IN THE SAME STAND
F. W. Hayden & Co.
Served at Boyle's and Porter s Pharmacy
H. G. LYONS
mailman $c Hattlon (En.
Qlook $c ©gnbaU GIo.
Women's, Children's and Infants' Apparel
Payne Randolph Garage
Gray Sales & Service
Willard Battery Service
ERNEST H. PAYNE, Prop.
JOHN C. TRUELSON, Auto Repairing
elephone 0426-W 659 No. Main Street
"HOUSES MADE INTO HOMES"
Whatever you may select from
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93 MAIN STREET BROCKTON, MASS.
Randolph Trust Company
Founded in 1915 to meet the Banking needs of the Towns of
Randolph, Holbrook and Avon.
A strongly established Community Bank, controlled by the
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A deposit in the Randolph Trust Company is a safe and sound
investment and helps to advance the growth and prosperity of Ran-
dolph, Holbrook and Avon.
The operating principle in this institution is absolute security
for the funds of its depositors.
LOUIS E. FLYE, President PHILIP H. FRAHER, Vice President
CHARLES D. HILL, Vice President JAMES V. DONOVAN, Treasurer
JOHN B. BRENNAN, Vice President JAMES H. CALLAHAN. Asst. Treasurer
The Seal of Safety
"A Savings Bank Account
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ROLAND H. MARDEN, Asst. Treasurer
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Wishing You the Best of Success
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(Successor to Wilson's Studio)
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